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Last Things

(1998)
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Grace's father believes in science and builds his daughter a dollhouse with lights that really work. Grace's mother takes her skinny-dipping in the lake and teaches her about African hyena men who devour their wives in their sleep. Grace's world, of fact and fiction, marvels and madness, is slowly unraveling because her family is coming apart before her eyes. Now eight-year-old Grace must choose between her two very different, very flawed parents, a choice that will take her on a dizzying journey, away from her home in Vermont to the boozy, flooded streets of New Orleans--and into the equally wondrous and frightening realm of her own imagination.
With eloquence and compassion, Jenny Offill weaves a luminous story of a wounded family and of a young girl yearning to understand the difference between fiction, fact, and hope. A novel of vibrant imagination and searing intelligence, Last Things is a stunning literary achievement.


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July 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Last Things
Author(s): Jenny Offill
ISBN: 0-7475-4482-4 / 978-0-7475-4482-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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December 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Last Things
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ISBN: 0-374-18405-4 / 978-0-374-18405-6 (USA edition)
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Things
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ISBN: 1-4088-7971-9 / 978-1-4088-7971-9 (UK edition)
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Title: Last Things (Vintage Contemporaries)
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ISBN: 1-101-87207-1 / 978-1-101-87207-9 (USA edition)
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July 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Things
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ISBN: 0-7475-4598-7 / 978-0-7475-4598-9 (UK edition)
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May 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Things
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ISBN: 0-7475-5147-2 / 978-0-7475-5147-8 (UK edition)
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April 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Last Things
Author(s): Jenny Offill
ISBN: 0-385-33495-8 / 978-0-385-33495-2 (USA edition)
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March 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Things
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ISBN: 0-7475-4506-5 / 978-0-7475-4506-4 (UK edition)
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Title: Last Things
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Title: Last Things (Vintage Contemporaries)
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